A perfect subject for today’s walk as we started by crossing Catstones Moor where this lovely view across the bog cotton opened up.
The trees in the valley are those of the Goit Stock woodlands and the route of Harden Beck. The farm building in the middle above the woods is the place I was born, hence a special view for me.
We walked down through Barcroft with great views over Haworth and then along the edge of Lees Moor to the hamlet of Hainworth. The views forward are over Keighley and the Aire Valley gap but looking back there are great views back to Haworth and Penistone Hill behind.
In the bottom is the Worth Valley and much of the walk follows the Worth Valley route. The lower picture illustrates this. The village of Oakworth is on the other side of the valley and both villages have famous stations on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway - you may be able to see the rail tracks just beyond the whites houses in this picture.
I struggled to choose today hence the collage but I also liked a third shot across the valley to the lovely distant village of Laycock above Keighley on the hillside, seen through a gap in the wall. This was where my daughter had her wedding reception in 2013!
About 5 miles with not many people except those folks who like to fly things up on Harden Moor. Chris had to stop and watch of course.
Highlight today - we heard the Cuckoo twice. Once first thing as we left Castones Moor and again when we returned to Harden Moor. Thrilled to hear it. I’ve heard it here before and I know others have this year. We normally hear and see one in the same place in the highlands every year but sadly not this May.
Zoom singing this afternoon - only 2 more to go today!
Stay safe everyone.